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500 More Hygiene Kits for the Homeless: February 8, 2015

Several times a year we distribute 350-500 personal hygiene kits to the homeless on the streets of Atlanta. Since starting our hygiene kits ministry in 2010, we have distributed thousands of kits. Our goal is to distribute 2,000 kits a year.

During our last hygiene kits ministry on Sunday, February 8, 2015 we assembled 500 more kits for distribution to the homeless on the streets of Atlanta.

We were joined by members of the Decatur Rotary Club, which also generously supported our hygiene kits ministry by helping us secure supplies for them.

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Guns in Church Law: Rev. Turner Joins Georgia Interfaith Coalition

Rev. Paul M. Turner of Gentle Spirit Christian Church is a signatory to a theological statement against gun violence that was delivered in 2014 to Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and the state Legislature and published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in response to the “guns in church law” that Gov. Deal signed into law that year.  It reads, in part:

An interfaith clergy coalition, Outcry: Faith Voices Against Gun Violence, has come together to raise our voices as people of faith all across Georgia in hopes of preventing gun violence in our state.

We believe that God calls us to value every human life and commands us to live in peace with one another.

We believe that God also commands us to love our neighbor and therefore it is our responsibility to do all that we can to ensure the safety and security of all people.

We can no longer be silent about gun violence in our state. We will oppose political decisions driven by fear that promote the notion that the answer to gun violence is more guns. As citizens of Georgia and as leaders of faith communities we oppose House Bill 875 and any legislation that would allow more guns in more places in our state.

Through our faith, we have a vision for human community that is built on solidarity and trust, not fear and terror. We hope and work for the day when neighborhoods and communities all across our state will be places where human life is valued and celebrated, not tragically ended by gun violence. In this hope, we are encouraging all people of faith to become informed and active in preventing gun violence in Georgia. We pray for moral clarity and courage as we seek to build peace and good will among the human family. We commit ourselves to praying and working for public policies that promote the flourishing of our communities and our congregations in safety and peace.

Be Bulletproof: New e-book by Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge has published a new e-book, Be Bulletproof: How to Defend Your Faith, Love Your Enemies, and Finally Make Peace with the Bible. Featuring the first article written on the idea of spiritual self-defense that later became her 2008 book Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians, this 30-page resource contains everything you need to begin building your bulletproof faith including:

  • What spiritual self-defense is (and isn’t)
  • How to answer those who want to argue (or not)
  • How to love your critics (even if you don’t like them)
  • Answers to what the Bible does (and does not) say about homosexuality

Use this form to download your free copy of Be Bulletproof: How to Defend Your Faith, Love Your Enemies, and Finally Make Peace with the Bible.

About the author
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge was ordained by Gentle Spirit Christian Church in 2003 and currently serves as pastor of Jubilee! Circle in Columbia, S.C. She holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches and The Guardian.

Hygiene Kits Ministry: February 8, 2015

Several times a year we distribute 350-500 personal hygiene kits to the homeless on the streets of Atlanta. Since starting our hygiene kits ministry in 2010, we have distributed thousands of kits. Our goal is to distribute 2,000 kits a year.

Our next distribution will be at 9am Sunday, February 8, 2015 in place of our regular Church Without Walls service. As with the regular service, we will meet in picnic Pavilion 2 in Candler Park.

During our last hygiene kits ministry on Sunday, November 2, 2014 we assembled 500 more hygiene kits for distribution to the homeless on the streets of Atlanta. We were joined by members of the Decatur Rotary Club, which also generously supported our hygiene kits ministry by helping us secure supplies for them.

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Hygiene Kits Ministry: 500 More Kits for Atlanta’s Homeless

Several times a year we distribute 350-500 personal hygiene kits to the homeless on the streets of Atlanta. Since starting our hygiene kits ministry in 2010, we have distributed thousands of kits. Our goal is to distribute 2,000 kits a year.

During our last hygiene kits ministry on Sunday, November 2, 2014 we assembled 500 more kits for distribution to the homeless on the streets of Atlanta.

We were joined by members of the Decatur Rotary Club, which also generously supported our hygiene kits ministry by helping us secure supplies for them.

Continue reading Hygiene Kits Ministry: 500 More Kits for Atlanta’s Homeless